Joshua de Cruz

Josh is a research student at the University of Essex in the Department of History after leaving his civil service job of many years.

A life-long South Londoner, Josh took his BA and MA at Birkbeck, University of London whilst working full-time. He has always loved history with all its messiness and complexities meaning truth really is stranger than fiction, and more fascinating. His main area of interest is 20th Century World History especially the British Empire in Southeast Asia and the impact of imperialism and nationalism on the people there. In his spare time, Josh loves old books, old films, old records and walking in the city.